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Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Dorsey Jelks Governor of Alabama

June 11, 1901–April 25, 1904

 

— March 5, 1905–January 14, 1907 —

 
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Photographed By James L.Whitman, November 22, 2021
1. William Dorsey Jelks Governor of Alabama Marker
Inscription.  This is the site of the Shorter–Treadwell–Jelks Home which was the family residence of Governor John Gill Shorter and later William Dorsey Jelks. The house was demolished in late 1963. Jelks was born in Warrior Stand, Alabama on Nov. 7, 1855. In 1876, he graduated from Mercer College. Jelks was elected to the Alabama Senate in 1898 and later served as president from 1900-1901. After Governor Samford's death, Jelks was elected as Alabama's 32nd Governor. During his tenure, the 1901 Alabama Constitution was ratified, the State Textbook Commission was formed and Alabama Power Company was organized. Jelks later organized and was president of Protective Life Insurance in Birmingham. He died on Dec. 13, 1931 and is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Eufaula.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is November 7, 1855.
 
Location. 31° 53.576′ N, 85° 9.347′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on West Broad Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 744 W Broad St, Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
William Dorsey Jelks Governor of Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, November 22, 2021
2. William Dorsey Jelks Governor of Alabama Marker
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of this marker. Fendall Hall / Young and Dent (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Grierson’s March (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chauncey Sparks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cowikee Cotton Mills (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hart House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eufaula First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vietnam Veteran Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
 
William Dorsey Jelks Governor of Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, November 22, 2021
3. William Dorsey Jelks Governor of Alabama Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022